TED Interview

Sit down with author and podcaster Steven Johnson to hear from leading thinkers and creators from around the world. The TED Interview is a space for guests to further delve into their groundbreaking work, give us a peek into how they discover and explore fascinating ideas, and, in some cases, even defend their thinking. This season, we’re looking at the future of intelligence. Ponder how we can train ourselves to see into the future with Jane McGonigal, find the humanities in science with Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, and listen in on the thought processes of Pulitzer prize-winning novelist Jennifer Egan. Welcome to your front-row seat to great conversations with the world’s brightest minds.

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Steven Johnson

Steven Johnson is a leading authority on innovation and the bestselling author of 13 books about history of health, medicine and technology. Called a "gifted storyteller and deep thinker" by the New York Times, Steven Johnson is a leading authority on innovation. His books, podcasts and television series have explored the stories of some of the most crucial breakthroughs in the history of health, medicine and technology. He is the bestselling author of 13 books, including The Ghost Map, his acclaimed study of the 1854 cholera epidemic, and Where Good Ideas Come From. He also hosted and co-created the Emmy Award-winning PBS/BBC series How We Got To Now and is the current host of the podcast American Innovations. He writes regularly for the New York Times Magazine and WIRED. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, and Marin County, California, with his wife and three sons.

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